Archive for the ‘1999’ Category

Theory of molecular deformations and mesomorphic behaviour of dendrimers

May 9th, 2010 Comments off

A. F. Terzis, A. G. Vanakaras and D.J. Photinos, Molec.Cryst. Liq. Cryst., 330, 1761-1768 (1999).

Abstract: We present a simple statistical theory of anisotropic fluid phases consisting of deformable molecules and we use it to describe the self-organization of liquid crystalline dendrimers in the limit of very densely attached mesogenic units. We perform calculations for model-systems of spherical molecules that can deform into rod-like or disc-like states and we determine their mesomorphic range as a function of molecular shape parameters and intrinsic conformational probability.

Categories: 1999, Paper Tags: